Greetings from Brazil

Friars of the Immaculate Conception Custody - Brazil

Some of our friars of the Immaculate Conception Custody – Brazil

Included under the authority of the Our Lady of the Angels Province, is the Delegation in Costa Rica and two Custodies: Blessed Agnellus of Pisa (Great Britain / Ireland) and Immaculate Conception Custody (Brazil). During the week of July 27-31, 2015, at Casa Abel, in Araruama, RJ (Brazil), the friars of our Immaculate Conception Custody gathered for a time of study. In accordance with the 2015 Custodial Project for the quadriennium, the main focus was parish pastoral ministry. The presenter from the Arquidiocese de (Archdiocese of) Niterói (in Brazil) talked about the issues related to recent documents of the Church, especially the 2013 apostolic exhortation by Pope Francis, “Evangelii Gaudium” (The Joy of the Gospel). It was an enjoyable time of fraternity, prayer and study.


Frei Luiz Fernando Lima Rangel, OFM Conv. (a friar from the Immaculate Conception Custody) has been in the United States this summer to further improve his English skills. While here, Our Lady of the Angels Province Friar Maximilian Avila, OFM Conv. (Post-Novitiate student) took Frei Luiz and Fr. Edward Mulwa, OFM Conv. (a Conventual Franciscan Missionary from Uganda, here to preach Summer Mission Appeals) on a tourism day in Washington, DC.